04 septembre 2021

Eastern Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1045. A copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); h. 22.5 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 2012. Lot 1062. A pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels and covers, Gui, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); w. 26.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD. (C)... [Lire la suite]

05 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze Weapon, ge, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5011. An archaic bronze Weapon, ge, Warring  States period (475-221 BC); l. 15.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 44,100HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: M&C Gallery, Hong Kong, 2012. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
09 juin 2021

A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period

Lot 422. A rare archaic spinach-green jade axe blade, ge, Neolithic Period; 18cm (7 1/8in) long. Sold for £ 20,250 (€ 23,519). © Bonhams The rectangular blade tapering towards the pierced handle with a hafting hole to the upper section, flaring slightly towards the cutting edge, the stone of spinach-green tone with cloudy white and russet flecks and inclusions.Provenance: Densmore, Paris, 1947Henri Michel (1885-1981), and thence by descentChristie's London, 11 May 2016, lot 298.Note: See a related jade axe-blade, Neolithic period,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2021

A jade ge and archaic bronze haft, Shang dynasty

Lot 45. A jade ge and archaic bronze haft, Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE); overall 18.5 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,520,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the mottled jade blade worked with bevelled edges tapering to a distinct crest, fitted into the socket of a bronze tang with a perforation between the long bar and butt, the bronze haft further cast with taotie and zoomorphic designs, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of the Hon. Hugh Scott. ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2021

A very rare small Ge censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 853. A very rare small Ge censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The censer has a compressed globular body raised on a short foot and is flanked by a pair of stylized fish-form handles, covered overall in a thick greyish-cream glaze with a network of 'iron' crackle suffused with a tighter network of reddish-gold-tone crackle. Provenance: F. C. Harrison (1863-1938)... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC)

Lot 2883. A jade dagger-axe, ge, Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1100 BC); 13. 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The dagger-axe has bevelled edges and a medial ridge on both sides, box. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 27 May 1987. Note: Compare to a jade dagger-axe of similar size, also dating to the Shang period, formerly in the Yangdetang Collection, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 29 November... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2020

A large archaic jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang – Zhou dynasty

Lot 106. A large archaic jade ceremonial blade, ge, Shang – Zhou dynasty; 43.4 cm, 17 in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. impressively worked with sides outlined with bevelled edges, crisply and gently curving to a tapered point, the long blade further marked with a well-defined medial ridge, the tang worked with pairs of squared teeth along the edge with associated shallow grooves on both sides, echoed on the lower end of the... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2020

A celadon jade blade, ge, Warring States period (475–221 BC) or earlier

Lot 375. A celadon jade blade, ge, Warring States period (475–221 BC) or earlier; 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD (17,093 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with bevelled edges tapering to a curved tip, centred with a ridge along the base of the tang to the sharp tip, pierced with an aperture, the stone of a pale celadon tone suffused with brown patches.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA /... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5003. A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply cast in the form of an L-shaped double blade, each with a raised median ridge, the horizontal blade pierced with a circular aperture terminating in a drilled disc-shaped hilt, the vertical longer blade cast with a series of four rectangular slits along the hilt, the surface... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]